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Maple-Coconut Granola (Healthy/Low-Fat)

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“I got this from a vegan recipe website - http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/579094.htm. This is a lot cheaper than store-bought granola; it is also made in the microwave, which is good because it doesn't dry out like most granola made in the oven. Low-fat and a lot more nutritious than store-bought, as well. It sounds good, but I haven't tried it yet...lemme know what you think, and cooking/prep times are estimates.”
READY IN:
20mins
YIELD:
3 1/4 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups oatmeal (or other rolled wholegrain cereal)
  • 34 cup whole wheat flour (or other wholegrain flour, can use 1/2 c.flour and 1/4 c. wheat germ, if you prefer)
  • 12 cup natural bran (wheat, oat, rice)
  • 13 cup maple syrup
  • 14-12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 12 cup dried fruit (optional)
  • 12 cup nuts (optional) or 12 cup seeds (optional) or 12 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients well with fingers.
  2. Spread evenly on waxed paper on the microwave carousel (the amount listed above is for a large microwave - it can be reduced).
  3. Cook on HI for 3 minutes.
  4. Stir and spread out evenly again.
  5. Cook on HI 3 minutes.
  6. Let stand 3 minutes.
  7. Add the optional dried fruit, if you like.
  8. When completely cool, store airtight.

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